Saturday, May 2
Chapter 2: Sniper Fire (pg 10)
Quote of the Day:
“There’s nothing wrong with being typical, I guess, but there is nothing fundamentally right about it either. I’ve never read in Genesis that God created “typical” and called it good. Instead, I think men who were bored made up typical and called it, if not good, at least acceptable. People who follow Jesus, though, are no longer typical – God is constantly inviting them into a life that moves away from typical. Even if they have normal jobs, live in normal houses, and drive normal cars, they’re just not the same anymore.” – Love Does by Bob Goff, pg 15
Today’s reading makes me think of standing out – being the salt of the earth, the light of the world, a city on a hill! Anything but typical.
Matthew 5: 13-16 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Putting Love into Action (from the Love Does Study Guide):
This part is taken from a small group study guide that I ordered to go along with our book. I wanted to be able to use questions and discussion here on our blog. No one needs to have this study guide – I just want to be sure that I give credit as to where the text is coming from.
Maybe there was a time when following Jesus was exciting and vibrant, but now things have started to grow stale…One of the reasons our life with God gets stagnant is because we stop taking Jesus’ invitation to live risky, courageous lives. We stop trying to do the things Jesus calls us to because they seem too scary…Love Does is going to provide a platform for you to be fully alive, to take risks, and get involved in bringing heaven to earth. Are you ready? Well, actually, that doesn’t matter. Let’s just jump in with both feet. And if you need to scream…all the better! – Love Does Study Guide, pg 15
Let’s leave typical behind! What’s one area in your walk with God that you want to grow in, take more risks and start bringing heaven to earth?
If I could describe my expectations for this study in one word, that word would be ________________.
Post comments below for today’s questions/discussion. I can’t wait to hear your answers!